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    Default ureteral stent.

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    Please suggest codes for below documentation.

    The in situ nephrostomy tube was injected with contrast
    demonstrating its position within the left renal pelvis. The
    nephrostomy was exchanged over a 7-French sheath over a stiff
    wire. Using a combination of a 4-French Bernstein catheter and a
    Glidewire access was gained into the bladder. The Glidewire was
    exchanged for an Amplatz wire. The double-J ureteral stent 24 cm
    long was then advanced and deployed forming the pigtail is in the
    bladder and left renal pelvis. The sheath was removed.

    Conclusion: Placement of a 24 cm left ureteral stent. Removal of
    the nephrostomy.

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    50393 followed by Radilogy S&I code may be rendered;
    50389 shall be covered into this, I guess.


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    Just 50393/74480. Removal of the nephrostomy is included. Contrast injection to show the position of the tube isn't a diagnostic study and shouldn't be coded.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

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